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What causes CTRL-ALT-DELETE to be enabled on a non-domain-joined system?

Recently, on my personal laptop running Windows 7, my login screen turned into a CTRL-ALT-DELETE secure login screen. I've looked around for reasons why this might be the case, and the only indication ...
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Windows 7 welcome screen: How to always reveal password

On the Windows 7 Welcome Screen, I want all characters typed into the password box to be displayed (not masked) as the characters are being typed. Is there a setting / registry key / third-party tool ...
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OS X gets stuck at the login window and only displays the dark blue linen background

I had to hard boot my MacBook off last night after it got stuck in a Keynote presentation. On the restart, I opened Safari / Chrome and would visit a webpage and about a second after rendering the ...
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Mint opening wrong login screen sometimes

I've created my own login screen editing the code of Zukitwo-Circle. It works perfectly, but sometimes, instead of opening it, Mint simply opens GTK, the pure GTK, with no theme. Sometimes that ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts when logging in Windows 8.1

I'm currently using my Outlook credentials when logging in to my Windows 8.1 Laptop installation. When I start up the laptop, I'm greeted with the welcome screen which has two drop down options at the ...
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Win 8.1 auto sign out after login

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro update 1 I have 2 accounts: L(always used, admin user) and F (Standard account) After a long time not logged in with user F, now I cannot log in with F account, the system ...
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Run application in login window

I am looking for a way to run an application like Reflector or AirServer on both a Mac and PC before the user login occurs, the application is pretty much GUI-less until someone starts sending data to ...
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I can log onto my admin account but not personal

My pc froze up so I restarted it manually then I click on my personal account and it just shows the screen saying loading, I waited for like 30 minutes and was at the same screen then I have to ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise domain login error

So I have this school computer. And I got help from a friend who managed to make the program sethc.exe to become an command promt that you could make pop-up by using sticky keys and from there I ...
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Debian Wheezy Login Loop

Debian Wheezy, Gnome 3. Today I rebooted my computer for the first time in a large number of months. Lots of changes in configuration have occurred since the last reboot. When trying to log in ...
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From Win7 Enterprise logon screen, how to know other logged-on?

Current security policy for a MS ADS domain is for a user session to lock after a short amount of inactivity. For a few machines, multiple people use them throughout the day. The problem is that the ...
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Create a custom login screen for Windows

I have used KeyLemon software for a few days some 2 years ago and I was wondering if it is possible to create a custom Login screen like in KeyLemon for windows 7? In Keylemon, Windows 7 boots up to ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview won't get past login screen

I downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and everything seemed to load fine, except when I try and sign on it says "Welcome" and then restarts itself back to the sign on.
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Cannot Switch Users in Windows 8.1

Today, I decided to test some new software I'm developing on my PC under a non-admin account. I've run into a huge problem, though: I'm unable to switch accounts! I have the Guest account enabled and ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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Enabling welcome screen Windows 7 Embedded

I want the list of available users (without the hidden admin account etc) displayed. To facilitate an easier login experience. Things I have tried: Security policy editor: secpol | Local Policies ...
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Mac Screen Sharing - see screen, but no login prompt

In the past I have been able to connect via screensharing (finder/go to server vnc://IP) to my i-Mac at work from my mac-mini just fine. However, when I tried today, I wasn't able to see the login ...
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Snow Leopard login box – mouse click required?

I manage several Mac labs at a school, and I noticed something a little odd in one lab after recently reimaging the Macs. Although there is a flashing cursor in the username field of the login box, ...
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Always present password field on Windows login instead of fingerprint

I've recently enabled the fingerprint reader on my laptop running Windows 8.1 and now use it for login as a supplement to my password. When I login using my fingerprint, the default login method is ...
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after installing postgresql

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new machine and everything works fine. However, when I install postgresql and shut down the computer, when I log back in, there's no graphical login screen. The ...
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Win7 Login Screen: Animation / Password box Location Change

Is there a way on the login screen: to make the background an animation (e.g. from a GIF or AVI file)? to change the users, buttons and password box's location not to be in the middle of the screen? ...
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Enable display manager selection in Red Hat 6 gnome login

We use Red Hat 6 at work and I've a desktop that's a dedicated as my development environment. I routinely use wmii and have NXServer and client running within its own session that allows me to ...
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Windows 7 login screen: how change default action to sleep?

I know how to change default to sleep in start menu after logging in, but what about in the logon screen? How do I change the red button on the bottom right to default to sleeping instead of shutdown? ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Keyboard unresponsive at login screen Windows 7 Enterprise

Our main system image is having a widespread/sporadic issue. When the system sits--over the weekend, usually--some machines do not respond at the login screen. We have it setup so a user has to press ...
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Why is there a delay when I unlock Windows 10?

When I wake my computer, there is a 5-10 second delay before I can type or move the mouse. I've disabled the Lock Screen, but that didn't change anything. I don't remember this being an issue with ...
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Webkit-greeter only changes after a restart, not when logging out or locking computer

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed the lightdm-webkit-greeter using sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter then, I did the following to get the greeter I wanted: cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/ ...
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Mint 17.2 MATE setting to force login after sleep

Before I updated from Mint 17 to 17.2, when I would sleep the computer, upon reawakening there was a login required. Now it just restores my desktop, but I can't find the setting (if any) in the ...
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Surface RT signs out user immediately

I have an administrator account and a normal user on my Surface RT (first generation), running Windows 8.1. I can log into the administrator account just fine... However, whenever I log into the ...
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how to disable screensaver at login screen in RHEL 7

I am using gnome v3.8.4 for login screen in RHEL 7. I have tried setting false for following dconf settings(gsettings) [org/gnome/desktop/session] idle-delay=0 [org/gnome/desktop/screensaver] ...
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Windows 7 lock screen keyboard shortcuts to log off user/unlock box, who locked machine?

What key combinations are available on Windows 7's welcome/lock screen to force a user to log off who previously locked the machine? I know there is one, a colleague who now left used it all the time ...
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Let windows wake up all screens on Log-in?

I have the following problem with Windows 7 after restarting from hibernation: Some or all in external screens opened windows come back to the home screen so I need to arrange them again I found ...
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Computer behaves as if Enter button is held down after unlocking computer

Lately I've been having a problem with my computer where, about half of the time when I unlock my computer, my computer acts as if I'm holding down the Enter key. This continues until I unplug my ...
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Windows 8.1 remember two users at start-up

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 which I use for some work ( logging in to ActiveDirectory ) and at home ( just using a local user profile ) and although this works fine, it seems a bit laborious ...
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Blank screen between windows 8.1 logo and login screen. .

I have been using windows 8.1. Some days ago i encountered an issue that after login screen i was facing a black screen on my laptop for about 10 seconds (varying). I tried too much to check what is ...
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Can’t log via local administrator to a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Server

I’m new to server admin. I inherited a server that someone else set up but which didn’t have much going on. I created some new share points and network users (in addition to the two local admin users ...
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Change login screen after screen lock/suspend in mint 17

Is it possible, and i that case how, to change login screen after I have suspended my mint 17. The problem is that after I have locked/suspended I get just black screen. To get the login manager i ...
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OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) - Login Screen Freezes

I'm running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) on a 2011 Macbook (white). These days the login screen will freeze on me whenever I use it to lock the machine; the only recourse when that happens is to reboot. ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Login from the command line

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using the Udev rules, have the system log in a user account. I can do the Udev part, but what command ...
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Unlock/login Windows 7 with keyboard only

The Windows 7 login/lock screen sucks because you need to click first at the user icon and then enter the password. This not only inconvniently requires both Mouse and keyboard, I often have trouble ...
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Win 7 - cannot login if wifi is turned on

I am having a very strange error on my Win 7 Ultimate 64bit system. It's installed on laptop HP Pavilion G6. Namely, I restart the system and come to the login screen (the system has 4 users). If the ...
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Login to RDS session

As the moment, I have to log into my desktop, start mstsc, and type in the rds details to login to my rds desktop session. Is it possible to go directly into the rds session without having to load my ...
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Disable the login screen on CentOS 6

Is it possible to disable the graphical login screen on CentOS 6, so that: It directly logs in with my user of choice It doesn't show the login screen after a period of inactivity I do understand ...
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Looping login screen in Windows 7

I've got some problems with temporary user profile in my win7.I fixed them, and now it seems like my login screen or even proccess is beeing 'looped' - every time i try to login i get something like ...
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Change Windows 10 login background without using external software?

I would like to change the Windows 10 background image (the blue Windows logo) but it is curiously not possible with default settings. I saw software witch were able to change the background but I ...